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Kolkata Sightseeing Tour

Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days
Destinations : Kolkata

Day 01 : Full day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour
Kolkata is popularly known as the city of Joy and is the also termed as the cultural capital of India. It is also the largest city in east India. Home of the Bengali intelligencia, Kolkata has contributed many Stalwarts to the world stage like the master filmmaker Satyajit Roy, Asia's first Nobel prize winner and the Bard of India, Rabindranath Tagore and The great Hindu reformist Swami Vivekananda. It was also the adopted home and workplace of Mother Teresa whose benevolent acts of mercy still lingers in the heart of the Calcuttans. Situated on the bank of river Hoogly, a tributary of the Ganges the city is an eclectic mix of the modern and the old. You can find most of the colonial era buildings in their original structure. Calcuttans are also zealous sport lovers, with football and cricket having the most fan following .The city boasts of some of the world's largest sports complexes. The Eden Gardens is the second largest cricket stadium in the world.

The Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Salt lake area is the world's third largest football stadium Calcutta also has some wonderful tourist attractions. Victoria memorial built to commemorate the centenary year of the QueenVictoria's coronation is a wonderful work of European architecture, which also has a museum along with a sprawling complex .The other attractions are the St .Pauls cathedral, Belu Matha built by Swami Vivekananda, Writers Building-the seat of the Bengal government and a wonderful example of European architecture, with its Corinthian facade .

The Indian museum built in the year 1814 is the largest museum of India. The Asiatic society library and the National library houses some of the rare manuscripts and documents. Bengali's have a sweet tooth and the Bengali sweets are famous for their taste and quality. Durga Puja is the most popular festival which is celebrated over a period of five days and attracts thousands of devotees worldwide.